what is curb appeal?

What is Curb Appeal?

For years, buyers have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb. Before text messaging and smartphones, a buyer would…
how to turn off potential home buyers

How to Turn Off Potential Home Buyers

As more homes come on the market, you as a seller have more competition. At the same time, buyers often get their first impressions of a home online, and their expectations are…
how to sell a home with renters in it

How to Sell a Home With Renters In it

During the economic downturn, many people had to move for various reasons but couldn’t sell their homes. So they became “accidental landlords”—forced to rent out their homes. As home values increase, however, the…
how to tell if you're not ready to sell your home

How to Tell You’re Not Ready to Sell Your Home Yet

Having your home sit on the market for a long time makes buyers wonder what’s wrong. If you’re about to go on the market but feel some reservations, here's how to tell you're not ready to…
How to sell your home in the spring - dogwoods

How to Sell Your Home in the Spring

In real estate, as in life, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Once your home’s listing goes live, the days on market start ticking. In the Internet age,…
when to walk away from a home purchase

When to Walk Away From a Home Purchase

You've found your dream home after going to countless open houses and making several offers on properties that fell through. You're finally ready to take the plunge. But be aware there are still…
how to sell your home with photos

How to Sell Your Home With Photos

Web appeal is the new curb appeal. And if you're serious about selling your home, take your listing photo shoot seriously. If your photos don’t excite buyers, they may not bother to see…
someone wants to buy your home

Someone Wants to Buy Your Home (But it’s Not for Sale)

You go to your mailbox and find a handwritten envelope from someone you don't know. The envelope contains a letter offering to buy your home at a great price. But you haven't even thought about…
final walk-through

How to Prepare for the Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through in real estate gives buyers the chance to confirm the home is in the same condition as when they made their offer and had the home inspected. It's also an opportunity…
how to price your home to sell

How to Price Your Home to Sell

Each home is unique and has its own story to tell. So how do you know how to price your home? Here are some guidelines to help you determine a realistic asking price. Review…